Toys to Stay Cool in the Pool on News 12 New Jersey

Summer’s here and it’s time to splash around in the pool. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by News 12 New Jersey to talk about some great toys to stay cool in the pool. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for our complete rundown of the best gifts for the season, check out our Spring and Summer gift guide.


  • Introduce your baby to the pool in the SwimWays Infant Baby Spring Float.
  • Designed to provide a more comfortable and secure water introduction experience, the float features a fabric seat, handles, and a canopy with UPF 50 protection.
  • Folds flat for easy storage and transport
  • Includes a re-usable carry bag.
  • Age: 3-9 months
  • MSRP: $39.99
  • Available: Amazon, Bed Bed & Beyond


  • Toss, dive, and retrieve game.
  • RACE to collect all the Stix before the timer RUNS OUT!
  • FIND the Sonar Dive Stick and STOP the timer.
  • Features 60-second countdown timer.
  • Includes four dive sticks—one with sounds and timer.
  • Requires two AAA batteries (included).
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon


  • Embrace the mermaid life like never before as you swim through the water in Fin Fun’s Coral Cloud mermaid tail!
  • You’ll fall head over fin for this Limited Edition design featuring cherubic shades of red, coral, pink, and fuchsia—available in sizes for kids and adults!
  • Reinforced Tail Tip Technology.
  • 60-Day Tail Tip warranty.
  • Sparkly finish.
  • Machine washable.
  • 100 percent swimmable.
  • The Fin Fun Blue Tip Monofin is designed exclusively to fit Fin Fun Mermaid Tails and offers exciting blue accents, our signature Fin Fun wave pattern, plus reinforced tips and heel for extra durability!
  • Our monofin is easy to kick off and swim out if needed.
  • Our monofin comes in two sizes to fit all sizes of feet. No straps or ankle bulge!
  • Age: youth size 6 and up
  • MSRP: $54.95-64.95 for tail / $34.95-39.95 for monofin
  • Available:


  • Take a dive on the wild side and discover the underwater world in a whole new way with the Aqua Creatures Swim Masks from Amloid!
  • Kids can explore their animal alter-egos with a quality mask that will keep their eyes protected and will surely bring loads of fun to pool and water activities.
  • Each version features unique creature characteristics as the shark mask comes complete with a fin on top, realistic eyes, and jagged teeth over the lens, while the crocodile mask is decked out in reptile scales, spooky yellow eyes, and spikey teeth.
  • The one-size-fits-all mask features an adjustable strap to fit kids ages 5-and-up along with a durable, high-quality kid-safe lens.
  • Available in 3 styles: Crocodile (green), Shark (pink) and Shark (blue).
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.97
  • Available: Walmart


  • Talk about a wet and wild sneak attack! With Amloid’s Aqua Creatures Water Squirterz, kids will have a blast battling each other to see whose predator is the pack leader.
  • Just place the hand-held launcher under water and squeeze the compression pump to fill it up, then squeeze again to soak your target.
  • Available in ferociously playful shark and crocodile editions, each squirterz can launch a steady stream of water up to 10 feet! Whether outside in a pool or inside in a bath, the Aqua Creatures Squirterz will take the fun to a whole new level.
  • The one-size-fits-all squirterz are the perfect accessory to add to any water toy box this spring.
  • Available in three styles: Crocodile (green), Shark (pink) and Shark (blue).
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $7.68
  • Available: Walmart


  • Summertime by the pool has never been this fun with the Eaten Alive Shark Pool Float from SwimWays.
  • This full-sized float is designed to look like you are about to be “swallowed” by creatures from the deep!
  • Perfect for photo-ops, selfies or just lounging by the pool.
  • Features a cup holder for ultimate relaxation.
  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond

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